Tuesday, June 24, 2008

so much for the Summer of Rach

...unless it's the summer of Rach hanging with a lot of different doctors. I have strep, again. Three weeks later, for those of you counting (and I certainly am). I have stronger drugs this time which will hopefully kill it. I need to stop back into the office in about 3-4 weeks to be cultured again to see if I'm a carrier. If I come down with strep again, I'll be sent to talk to a surgeon about having my tonsils removed. Good times.

This afternoon I head back to my OB/GYN office to have an ultrasound to figure out if we need to have a hysterectomy conversation. And my other foot has been driving me nuts all week.

Good thing we delayed our trip to MT to see my sister until next summer.

We had a great visit with the OB today. Surgery is the last option on her list, which makes me feel very comfortable working with her. We're going to try some hormones for awhile and see how that goes. And as the day goes by my throat hurts less.... but I still think I'll take Mike and Katie's advice and indulge in some frozen treats.


SJ said...

Keep me in the loop Rach and let me know if there is anything that you need help with. Eat chicken soup and drink orange juice.

Beth said...

oh Rachel, take care of yourself. Sleep, fluids, no stress. My OB/GYN and I had the conversation several years ago--I was sad to see that part of my life end, but my body became more comfortable for me afterward. We can talk (but not online--don't want to scare the rest of the RVBers).

Meg said...

Sorry to hear your throat is punky again! I'm sending healing thoughts to you. Make sure you keep it the Summer of Rach...take care of yourself!

Mike said...

You totally deserve several days in a row of ice cream for dessert.

katie said...

Even if the tonsils don't come out.

rach :) said...

Beth, yes, let's talk. I'm at the point in my research where other people's experiences are welcome information.

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you're going through all of this. I hope you're feeling more chipper very soon :).